PROGRAM

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La Bohème
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Cantata opera

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

3 hrs 5 mins

Italian

Synopsis

Four struggling bohemians – a poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher are living together in Paris, when one freezing Christmas Eve their lives are changed forever. A girl named Mimì knocks on their door looking for a candle light, and she and Rodolfo fall in love.

However, the rush of love at first sight soon gives way to something much darker – it becomes clear that Mimì is desperately ill, and that Rodolfo, in his poverty, cannot provide for her. Our bohemians try to find their way, but are soon sharply awoken to the harsh realities of life…

Concert Schedule
April 23 , 2022     New Covenant Reformed Church, Oradell, NJ
Mimi                        Soprano

Musetta                   Mezzo Soprano

Rodolfo                   Tenor

Marcello                  Baritone

Schaunard               Baritone

Colline                     Bass Baritone

Alcindoro                Bass

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WEPERA
L'elisir d'Amore
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Opera buffa

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

2 hrs 07 min

Italian 

Adina                     Soprano

Nemorino              Tenor

Belcore                  Baritone

Dr. Dulcamara       Bass Baritone

Synopsis
As the simple, good-hearted Nemorino, he enchanted audiences with his larger-than-life personality as well as his golden voice. Dr. Dulcamara provides the elixir of the title that helps Nemorino win the heart of Adina, the girl of his dreams.
Concert Schedule
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L’enfant Prodigue
(The Prodigal Son)
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Cantata opera

Debussy (1862-1918)

One-act opera, 40min

French  


Lia (Mother)            Soprano

Siméon (Father)      Baritone

Azaël (Son)              Tenor

Synopsis
Claude Debussy was the most influential French impressionist  composer. In 1884, He composed L’enfant Prodigue in a form of  Cantata and also it had been performed as an opera since then.

At sunrise Lia (soprano) laments the absence of Azaël (tenor), her prodigal son, an outcast after leaving his home to pursue the world's pleasures. Siméon (baritone) is weary of her constant thinking of Azaël. After the appearance and dance of young villagers, Azaël enters, and is joyfully reunited with his mother. She urges Siméon to forgive and welcome him home which he does, calling for a feast of celebration and singing praises to God.

L’enfant prodigue is one-act opera which has a motive of a prodigal son from the Bible.

Concert Schedule
June 9, 2019     New Covenant Reformed Church, Oradell, NJ
Sheet Music

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